GLOBAL fee income at accountancy firm KPMG have hit a record high of $23.4bn this year – 3.7 per cent higher than in 2012.
BEFORE yesterday’s slump, shares in Sports Direct had risen by more than 90 per cent so far this year.
SHARES in chipmaker CSR got an early boost yesterday, as investors welcomed its plans to retreat from the digital camera market.
IF further proof were needed that smartphone photos became a dominant form of communication in 2013, it was certainly provided yesterday by the Danish PM.
A LOT can change in almost 30 years. When City legend John Duffield founded Jupiter in 1985, the fund management industry in the UK was worth around five per cent of GDP – last year that figure was well above 40 per cent.
IN THE UK, Mulberry is usually mentioned in the same breath as Burberry, with both brands attracting big name stars to their catwalk shows and campaigns, and copycat handbags rife on the high street.
PEOPLE have short memories. Except, that is, about situations where they’ve lost a lot of money.
TESCO wasn’t the only supermarket moving downwards yesterday.
LISTED Australian law firm Slater & Gordon has sealed its acquisition of a majority stake in Manchester’s Pannone, paying £33m to take control of the firm’s consumer law practice.
LONDONERS save less of their monthly income than people in any other part of England and Wales, leaving the capital’s population facing a savings timebomb.
LONDON corporate lawyer Matthew Layton has been named as the next global managing partner of Clifford Chance, replacing David Childs when he steps down early next year.
WHEN BRITONS think of New Jersey, their minds tend to drift to one of a few stereotypes: brash, drunk Italian-Americans (Jersey Shore); violent mafiosos (The Sopranos); or the long journey into Manhattan from its out-of-town airport (Newark).
CLIFFORD Chance’s David Bickerton has been handed a second term as London managing partner of the Magic Circle law firm, following an uncontested election.
IF INVESTORS were waiting for proof that private equity (PE) was back, then it was provided yesterday by US giant Carlyle.
IT COULD have gone so differently. Two years ago – around the time it launched a review of its struggling British business – Mothercare’s shares were trading at just 148p.
AS THE research blackout for those connected to the Royal Mail flotation came to an end yesterday, analysts were quick to prove they’d been using the weeks since its listing wisely.
TURNOVER at magic circle law firm Allen & Overy rose by 7.5 per cent year-on-year in the first half of 2013, as strong performances in its London and Asia offices led growth.
WHEN BSkyB lost the battle for the next set of Champions League rights to newcomer BT Sport, little was made of the fact that Sky’s partner in the last bid – ITV – had also lost out.
BIG SIX energy firm Npower received the highest number of customer complaints from April to June this year, with 202.5 from every 100,000 customers – around five times more than the best performing firm.
AFTER Macquarie swooped in with an eleventh hour bid last week, the long-rumoured acquisition of Swip by Aberdeen was all looking a bit uncertain.
After nine years at Freshfields, Ted Burke tells Elizabeth Fournier why he’s going in-house
THEY say good things come to those who wait.
WITH a bumper £16.6bn dividend coming their way next year, Vodafone investors are unlikely to be going anywhere fast – even after a disappointing set of results that saw organic service revenues drop by 4.9 per cent in the second quarter.
INVESTORS are clearly concerned.
THE comparisons are inevitable.